WFRD to CCLC

Rappahannock News - - WASHINGTON • OBITUARIES - JAN CLATTERBUCK jan@rapp­news.com; 675-3338

The Wash­ing­ton Fire and Res­cue De­part­ment re­cently vis­ited the Child Care and Learn­ing Cen­ter (CCLC) to al­low the chil­dren to ex­plore their emer­gency ve­hi­cles and try on the fire­fighter suits. All the chil­dren and teach­ers en­joyed the visit. CCLC would like to give a huge thank you to the vol­un­teer squad.

This ac­tiv­ity com­ple­ments the preschool fire safety cur­ricu­lum that Ms. Amy has been teach­ing this month.

“It was an ex­cel­lent ex­ten­sion of our fire safety unit,” she said. “Sparky the fire dog has taught us that in an event of an emer­gency dial 911, al­ways get low where there is smoke, have an emer­gency es­cape plan, re­place your bat­ter­ies in your smoke de­tec­tors, and STOP, DROP and ROLL if your clothes catch on fire.”

As­sis­tant Chief Bobby Smoot talked to the chil­dren and the chil­dren ex­u­ber­antly spoke about the things they were learn­ing about fire safety.

The chil­dren and teach­ers said thank you as they were leav­ing, but CCLC wanted to take the time for a for­mal thank you to each fire and res­cue per­son­nel to let ev­ery­body know what won­der­ful vol­un­teers we have to take care of us. So thank you, Bobby, Kay, Nick, Frank, and Lisa for com­ing out to CCLC.

“Al­ways sup­port your vol­un­teer fire/res­cue de­part­ments; You never know when you might need them,” said CCLC pro­gram di­rec­tor Lisa Pendle­ton.

COF­FEE WITH RAPP

Care for some cof­fee with Nevill Turner to­mor­row morn­ing, Fri­day, Nov. 10, at 10:30 at the Rapp at Home Of­fice in Wash­ing­ton?

The chut­ney guru and lo­cal en­tre­pre­neur will en­ter­tain guests with his sto­ries, in­clud­ing life in Eng­land dur­ing WWII.

Need a ride? Email Lind­say@rap­path­ome.org

DEAR FRIEND GONE

As I type this ar­ti­cle, I am in the wake of tragedy — the loss of a great friend. The com­mu­nity is sad­dened by the death of a dear friend, Ellen Mus­toe, who passed away on Satur­day, Nov. 4.

I can­not find the words to de­scribe Ellen. She has done so much for the peo­ple in the com­mu­nity. She was the per­son who would al­ways put oth­ers first.

Ellen was ded­i­cated to serv­ing the Lord and putting him first in her life. She was or­dained in a ser­vice at the Wash­ing­ton Bap­tist Church back in Fe­bru­ary and took part in her first com­mu­nion ser­vice as an or­dained pas­tor the fol­low­ing Sun­day.

Ellen’s friends from Kairos prison min­istry joined them to rec­og­nize their col­league’s years of de­voted ser­vice as a lay prison chap­lain and to sup­port Ellen with their pres­ence, prayers, mu­sic, and par­tic­i­pa­tion in the ser­vice of the or­di­na­tion. The Rev. Karen Pow­ell from Kairos preached the or­di­na­tion ser­mon.

Gary and Wendy Aichele met Ellen when they moved to town and be­gan at­tend­ing Wash­ing­ton Bap­tist Church, and as a con­se­quence, their friend­ship was brief com­pared to many in the con­gre­ga­tion and county who knew Ellen far longer. Here’s a note from Gary:

It would seem pre­sump­tu­ous for me to try to de­scribe Ellen when so many oth­ers knew her bet­ter. That be­ing said, we ad­mired and was in­spired by the depth and sin­cer­ity of Ellen’s faith, and her ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment to the ser­vice of oth­ers. She will be missed.

Ellen trav­eled with oth­ers to the Cheyenne River Sioux In­dian Reser­va­tion ev­ery year. The mis­sion has been go­ing on for about 20 years, and Ellen has par­tic­i­pated for 16 years. What a great bless­ing she was to those Sioux In­dian.

Ellen you may be gone from our sight, but you will never be gone from our hearts. Ellen, you will be missed by me and ev­ery­one who knew you, my friend.

My sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to her fam­ily.

WISHES

Be­lated birth­day wishes go out to a very spe­cial per­son, El­iz­a­beth (Betty) Buntin. She cel­e­brated her spe­cial day on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 1.

Birth­day wishes go out to a sweet young lady, Parker Critzer, who will cel­e­brate her day on Nov. 14. Also wishes to a dear friend of mine, Ruth Baum­gard­ner, who is hav­ing her spe­cial day on Nov. 17; and my sis­ter Judy Alther, who will be cel­e­brat­ing her spe­cial day on Satur­day, Nov. 18.

BY AMY RUBLE

Wash­ing­ton Fire and Res­cue De­part­ment spoke to the chil­dren about fire safety at the Child Care Learn­ing Cen­ter.

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